Minimizing fall hazards requires your business to establish a fall protection policy for everyone who works in and around your building. You’ll need to train your staff on the proper use and best practices of all your fall protection equipment.
And who better to offer this training than the installers themselves? That’s where our company steps in. After installing your fall protection equipment, we offer the training your team needs to stay safe during every job. Learn more below.
Inspecting & Certifying Your Fall Protection Systems & Equipment
Once we install your fall protection system, we ensure that all its components undergo inspection and certification.
The certification documents we deliver always meet OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards, and we sign off on your systems testing capabilities and operational limits. We also inform outside inspectors that your system has received approval from an OSHA-defined “qualified” person.
What Our Training Sessions Entail
Our training sessions will detail the following information:
The Operation of Your Fall Protection System
Your fall protection system is the bread and butter of your business. It enables your employees to complete high-risk tasks safely and efficiently.
Our company offers hands-on training sessions to ensure that everyone on your team knows how to operate your fall protection system. We offer thorough explanations and demonstrations of all the components and operating steps involved. Our attentive instructors will answer any questions your team has and repeat information as needed to ensure everyone possesses a comprehensive understanding.
Our instructors address all members of your team, including:
- Users of your system
- Future in-house trainers
Personal Protective Equipment
Knowing how to use your fall protection system is essential. But no matter how well-informed you are, you can’t perform the safest job possible without the proper personal protective equipment (PPE).
When most people think of PPE, images of lab coats and safety goggles will come to mind. But the PPE necessary for the fall protection industry is much more extensive. One of the most important pieces is a sturdy safety harness.
Not every employee on your team will wear the same type of safety harness. Each employee’s harness must fit their unique body type. Some harnesses come in sizes that range from small to extra-large, while others provide a universal fit with minor adjustments. It’s up to you to determine which harnesses you have on hand and ensure your employees know how to wear them properly.
We’ll also educate you on the different types of harnesses available, including those that are:
- Highly visible at night
- Abrasion- and heat-resistant
- Resistant to grime, dirt, grease, and oil
- Meant for welding work
Our company provides thorough training on wearing PPE to ensure your employees work in ideal conditions.
Fall Arrest Devices
A fall arrest device is for stopping employees mid-fall. It consists of an anchorage, body harness, and connector. Fall arrest devices are essential to all employees’ security.
OSHA demands that all fall arrest devices meet specific requirements to optimize on-the-job safety. Some of these requirements include:
- Limit the maximum arresting force to 1,800 pounds.
- An employee can’t free-fall more than six feet.
- Don’t attach these devices to hoists or guardrail systems.
There’s undoubtedly a lot to consider when it comes to using and maintaining fall arrest devices. Our company’s goal is to prepare you for all potential circumstances and challenges you may endure.
For example, we offer training in terms of when to remove systems from service. You’ll need to remove all components and systems from service if they’ve been subjected to fall impact. You must not allow any employees to use these systems until a competent person deems them suitable for use.
Your fall protection system will come with various hardware accessories. Understanding what each of these pieces does is essential for safe operation. Some of the pieces we’ll provide training on how to use include:
- Load release hitch cords
- Suspension trauma safety straps
- Web rebar and positioning lanyards
Though these accessories may seem small and unimportant, they are key to having your workers complete airborne tasks without issues.
Understanding how these components connect and work together can be confusing at first, especially on a large worksite. But our company commits to training your employees on how they work to create risk-free conditions for everyone on your team.
Contact Us Today for Fall Protection Training
Any company that installs fall protection systems and equipment for businesses should have the utmost confidence in its products. It shouldn’t leave your crew to fend for itself and learn how to properly use your new gear. Rather, training should confidently come from the installer.
And that’s just what our team does. Once we install your business’s fall protection systems and equipment, we’ll have them inspected and certified. Then, we offer thorough training on every element of your system. We leave no stone unturned so that your employees can work safely and efficiently.
Contact us today for fall protection training for your business. You’ll receive peace of mind, and your business operations will resume as normal without impending dangers lingering around.